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1 Corinthians 6:15-20 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

15 Surely you know that your bodies are parts of Christ himself. So I must never take what is part of Christ and join it to a prostitute! 16 The Scriptures say, “The two people will become one.”[a] So you should know that anyone who is joined with a prostitute becomes one with her in body. 17 But anyone who is joined with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

18 So run away from sexual sin. It involves the body in a way that no other sin does. So if you commit sexual sin, you are sinning against your own body. 19 You should know that your body is a temple[b] for the Holy Spirit that you received from God and that lives in you. You don’t own yourselves. 20 God paid a very high price to make you his. So honor God with your body.


  1. 1 Corinthians 6:16 Quote from Gen. 2:24.
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:19 temple God’s house—the place where God’s people worship him. Here, it means that believers are the spiritual temple where God lives.
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